The pilot episode of the Biennale di Senigallia took place in May 2019. This experimental project will become sustainable.
Since its invention, photography has played a major role in the development of forensic science, starting with the Bertillonage search for repeat criminology offenders, then the reconstruction of crime scenes, ballistics and the various possibilities offered by macro photography (medium or high “intensity” magnification); continuing to today’s video surveillance and facial recognition techniques.
Since its invention, photography has considerably questioned the jurisprudence and procedures of the law. Without going so far as to speak of a revenge of iconodules, the articles and codes of the whole of Europe must adapt to the emergence of photographic images almost always credited with a high value of temporal truth.
As classical photography disappears from our lives under the pervasive progress of digital technologies, an awareness in various professions and levels of society is bringing together more and more people interested in the study of the history of photography and in particular the material study of photographic objects.
The city of Senigallia is located in Italy, in the Province of the Marche d’Ancona, i. e. in the former papal states on the Adriatic Sea. A recent law passed in the summer of 2018 designated it, for the whole of Italy, as the Città della fotografia, the City of Photography.